March 24, 2023

Dates to Remember

March 23, 2023 - 4th quarter starts

April 7, 2023 - Students leave for a long weekend

April 10, 2023 - No School/Boarding students return

April 11, 2023 - Classes resume

April 20 - 24, 2023 - Academic Bowl National Competition @Gallaudet, Washington, DC

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From the Assistant Principal, Marcelle Healy


We had a week great of learning and as we returned from spring break. As we enter the 4th quarter, I am reminded that we are preparing our students to become successful and independent individuals. Please collaborate with us as we prepare the students for lifelong success. Here are some ways that you can help with this:

  • Help your student look at their schedule for the week as they prepare and pack to head to FSDB.
  • As you prepare for a meal, have your student shop and cook the meal with you.
  • Before taking a test, review good test preparation skills (getting a good nights rest, eating a healthy breakfast).

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and enjoy time outside!




All permissions need to be in by Wednesday at 3:30 PM for all students.

2023 Florida Youth Leadership Forum

The Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) is a unique leadership-training program for high school students with disabilities. ​Students participate in a multi-faceted series of leadership training, mentoring, job preparation, and career exploration activities to build social and communication skills. Florida students aged 15-21 that are currently enrolled in a high school education program (public, private, virtual, GED, homeschool) are invited to apply. Applicants should be able to demonstrate their leadership potential through participation in school, extracurricular activities and/or community involvement.

The dates for this year’s forum are July 9th-July 14th in-person at Florida State University in Tallahassee. Cost is free for all participants. I’ve attached a copy of our one-page flyer and participant application due Friday, April 14th – the deadline has been extended.

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Highschool Newsletter from DSL

March Newsletter HS

James Hall’s Student of the Week have been Ja’Niyah H., Sakura V., Myianeii M., and Michelle N. These young ladies have shown Cooperation when asked to help. They have shown Respect, they never talk back, they are always positive. They have shown Responsibility, we never have to remind them to do their chores.

Our Student of the Months are Aliveya N. and Ellen A. These two young ladies go above and beyond in the dormitory. Always helping their peers and their staff. Students of the Month get their picture on our Student of the Month Board, and they receive a $10 gift card.

The staff work with our girls and boys every day on Independent Skills. They show them the correct way load the washer and how to put the correct colors and set the correct temperature of water to wash the clothes. They also teach them how to read the label in the clothing to make sure they are using the right water temperature.

Upcoming events in April we will be celebrating Deaf Awareness Month. We will be going to an Orlando Magic Basketball game. For those that have signed up to attend to this event please try to send your child with a debit card. From our experience, the Arena only takes debit cards for payment for food, drinks and souvenirs. The next event in April is a live play, Cinderella, performed by Flagler College. The play will have interpreters for our students. This play is free for our students who want to go. We are looking forward to watching this play.

Boarding Program
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Opt-in for Skyward Text Alerts

Want to Stay Informed? FSDB uses Skyward to send text messages about important school information and emergency alerts. It's very easy to begin receiving text messages: Text the word "Yes" to 67587 to opt in.
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DHS Amended Locker Policy Agreement


Please read this amended locker policy agreement and sign it so that your child may be assigned a locker to store their belongings. You may send a printed copy with your signature with your child(ren) or you may sign it electronically and email it to Joelle Herman, DHS administrative assistant, at hermanj@fsdbk12.org.

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Contact Us

DHS Office

PH/VP: 904-201-4571

Assistant Principal: 904-827-2551

Health Care Center

PH: 904-827-2410

VP: 904-201-3910


PH: 800-992-8747

James Hall (Girls Dorm)

PH: 904-827-2635

VP: 904-201-4485

Rhyne Hall (Boys Dorm)

PH: 904-827-2771

VP: 904-201-4485

Apartments – Boys (Seniors)

PH: 904-827-8247

VP: 904-201-4532

Apartments – Girls (Seniors)

PH: 904-827-2510

VP: 904-827-4550

Parent Services

PH: 904-827-2212

VP: 904-201-4527

Campus Police

PH: 904-827-2315

The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, political opinion, affiliation, marital status, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any other basis as mandated by federal and state law in its educational programs, services or activities, or in its hiring or employment practices. FSDB also provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups as required by law.

Contacts for questions, complaints, or requests for additional information are as follows:

Student Discrimination/Harassment

FSDB Boarding Program Administrator

PH: 904-827-2603

Requests in writing can be sent to:

Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind

207 San Marco Avenue

St. Augustine, FL 32084